Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3674
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chabot , Isabelle.
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  • Title: La Sposa in Nero. La Ritualizzazione del Lutto delle Vedove Fiorentine (Secoli XIV-XV) [the Italian dowry system gave the husband temporary control of additional property, but his death deprived his paternal kin group of that property ; Florentine marriage ceremonies emphasized an exchange of gifts, but these rituals did not always include permanent transfer of the objects given; a new widow was dressed in mourning by her husband's family to display family solidarity, but any effort to leave the home or remarry was resisted, partly because property would pass out of the family's control; a marriageable widow might be returned to her birth family in a procession mirroring the earlier one to her husband's house on her wedding day; a long-term trend, however, saw the husband's family gain a greater share of the goods the wife had brought to the marriage].
  • Source: Quaderni Storici , 2 (agosto 1994): Pages 421 - 462.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Dowries Florence Marriage Sumptuary Laws Widows
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Istituto Universitario Europeo, Firenze
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03016307